Parking & Docking


Parking is free and subject to availability.

Please do not park is space designated for “Slipper Holders Only”. State park staff will ticket vehicles that do not have a “Slip Holders Permit”

Please do not park in the fire lanes.


The State of Delaware offers Hammerheads Dockside customers complimentary designated dockage (subject to availability).

Complimentary Hammerheads Docking will only be located on located directly across from the fuel dock on the South Side of A Dock. Slips A 47, A49 & A51.  These slips are not for long term use or overnight docking.  The Marina monitors channel 16 & 9 and the main office phone number is 302-227-3071.

Please note the following

  • Hammerheads Dockside staff will not be able to assist you with were boating needs.
  • Please contact the marina on Chanel 9 (marina monitoring channel) before entering the Marina Basin for information regarding available slips for Hammerheads.
  • All slips are subject to availability.
  • Slips are available on a first come first serve basis they can not be reserved in advance.
  • If no slips are available you must wait outside the marina entrance in efforts to lessen the congestion at the IRM fuel dock and to eliminate any further incidents within the basin itself.
  • Please do not dock in slips that are not marked for Hammerheads Dockside unless designated to by State Parks staff.
  • Please do not attempt to enter any vacant slips at IRM.   All slips are occupied by annual slip-holders and reserved by Transient boaters.
  • Please follow designated signs to the complimentary slips.
  • Please bring bumpers and dock lines for your watercraft.
  • Dockhands will be available to assist you with docking.
  • Please follow the directions of the dockhands.
  • The courtesy dock by the ramp is the only area if available to drop off or pick up and someone must be aboard the vessel at all times.
  • There is a 10 minute time limit at the courtesy dock.  Please do not attempt to drop off or pick up along the bulkheads as this is and has become a major safety situation.